International Dolls Museum

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Kumar Aditya
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Wonderful visit
Jan 2020
The dolls museum is a great place to visit and experience the beautiful surroundings with a rich feel and taste.
Written February 28, 2020
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TOLO_D
Mainz, Germany69 contributions
A cute but rather dated museum
Oct 2019
I love dolls and miniatures, so when I found out there is a dolls museum in Chandigarh I had to go there. It has a large selection of dolls from different countries, groupped together with an information poster about that country. There were lot of dolls dressed in traditional clothing of different regions of India, which was cool, but some of the exhibits were very amaeturish (see pictures). Dioramas of Indial legends and European fairytales are in need of cleaning. It#s very amusing to see an Indian take on presenting Snowwhite or Cinderella.
Written February 25, 2020
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Yan
Jerusalem, Israel65 contributions
Give up
Sep 2019 • Family
Poor place , no ac and very small.
Poor show of dolls from the world and children stories.the stuff were nice
Written September 4, 2019
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Parag P
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,091 contributions
A lovely doll Museum
Aug 2019 • Family
It’s a great little museum that showcases dolls from different parts of India and from around the world with informative write ups. They have also recreated some scenes from Indian heritage and Walt Disney movies to showcase dolls. Kudos to guys who have come up with the overall concept.

The museum is situated in a lovely location. Lots of nature around and a cozy small building. The entry fare is very small at Rs. 10 and the museum is maintained within a small budget. In reality the display and lighting needs improvement. That’s possible if art lovers make it a point to visit and encourage this place. Authorities should also at least double the price to bring about funds for improvements.

Recommend all visitors to Chandigarh to visit this lovely Doll Museum.
Written August 11, 2019
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vipul74
Chandigarh, India9 contributions
While in Chandigarh,you don't find dolls in Rock Garden alone!!
Jun 2019 • Family
I want to congratulate the Chandigarh Administration for this small yet serene museum of dolls . It is an enriching experience not only for the kids but adults also. Located within the few minutes distance from city center it offers a glimpse into the World of doll's encircling different regions of the world from Latin Americans to Russians. Few fairy tales and mythological stories also are depicted through collection of dolls which make an interesting part of your visit. The upkeep of the museum and attitude of the attending staff can always help with a little more concern though. Overall one hour spent in the fairyland of doll's is worth a visit when you are at Chandigarh.
Written July 3, 2019
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Kaushik G
Mumbai, India4,068 contributions
Small museum but good collection
Apr 2018 • Friends
We had visited this small museum during my holidays in Chandigarh. We payed 10 rupees per person for entrance ticket and another 5 rupees for mobile camera for photography. The museum has a decent collection of dolls from different countries across the globe like China, Japan, Korea, Russia, Thailand, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, USA etc. The museum also showcases dolls from different states across India. We liked the collection here.
Written February 8, 2019
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Journey46433475644
13 contributions
A must visit
Nov 2018 • Family
A must on Chandigarh visit. Read about countries who maintain 99% Christianity n 99% literacy. Think over it. Development lies in our religious heritage n education. Long live Hindus.
Written November 20, 2018
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kkarthikeyan2105
Bathinda, India50 contributions
fine collection of dolls
Nov 2018 • Family
the museum is explicitly for kids . the dolls indicating dresses of all indian states & other countries are displayed . statistics are also provided . also many creations on fairy tales are also kept in the museum . found to be part of school tours for kids ..well maintained ..must visit for kids
Written November 5, 2018
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Anurag Goel
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Nice museum for small children
Oct 2018 • Family
This museum is like international dolls museum in new delhi where dolls from different countries with their cultures are displayed. Although, it needs very little maintenance.
Written October 22, 2018
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Sumit Kasera
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India2,784 contributions
An Interesting Place for Kids that could be Better
Oct 2018 • Family
As a traveller, I have started to realize that many times the place appears better in pictures than in reality. And the same appears to be the case of Doll House. We made two unsuccessful attempts to go to the museum – first it was the 1st of October – a Monday and holiday for the place. I soon realized that possibly half of Chandigarh was closed on a Monday. And if that was not enough, the national holiday of 2nd October meant that we could not go there either the next day. Luckily, our Chandigarh stay got extended by the persuasion of our kids that meant that on 3rd attempt we managed to go there for a quick visit. But I still wondered what business was a tourist place to be closed on a long weekend and holidays – it should have been definitely kept open.

Established in 1985, the museum is located at Bal Bhawan, in Sector 23, Chandigarh. But the place was possibly a government run center unlike a popular tourist place. There was a moderate fee for adults (10 Rs) – kids being free and small fee for camera (5rs) . There were ladies as care takers who hardly cared about the visitors.

The place did offer interesting insight into the culture and dresses of a number of countries. However, the collection was limited and could have definitely been enhanced. It was obvious that the place was not well maintained and parts of ceiling was falling off – It was definitely a disappointment. Furthermore, it also seemed that after initial excitement that led to creation of this Bal Museum, there were not many champions of the idea – and the time seemed to have paused for the museum. That is why the collection was not improved. A stark contrast for me was the Shell Museum which was brilliant to say the least – again due to the brilliance of its creator.

Nonetheless, located in heart of the city with easy reach, for small kids and girls, it could be interesting place for 30 min or so. If not for the falling ceiling, I could have given 4 stars – Buckup Chandigarh!
Written October 15, 2018
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